Are you familiar with Ohana? If not, it’s a Hawaiian word that means family. In our culture we tend to think of it biologically but in Hawaii family means so much more. It includes anyone who is there on the island and sharing the sacredness of their land. So whether you are a native or a traveler, to them, you are ohana.
People in our centre who traveled to Makuyuni village in Africa had a similar experience. They are from another part of the globe but in the hearts of the villagers they are brothers and sisters. The same spirit exists within aboriginal communities, a reverence for life and the land leads to a reverence for all who live here together.
In our hearts we all yearn to feel a deep belonging and connection. Don’t you want to be seen and accepted for who you are? Doesn’t your soul long for the love and safety to reveal your true desires and know that you are supported in that vision? To let yourself have this is a true act of Self-Love.
These words from Starhawk always move me…”Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion, without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter and voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. There are arms to hold us when we falter; a circle of healing…a circle of safety to grow…a place where we can be free.”
Your spiritual community is a place where you are welcome and accepted. It is a place where you can celebrate, grow and share your gifts. What a blessing to travel this journey together.
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